Regular presence in the U-20 National Team games and trainings, the young center back, Nélson Monte, ended up outside the first list of Hélio Sousa for the competition. Although, the injury of Dinis Almeida forced a change and the vilacondense was the first choice of national coach.
In his first year as a senior, the player joined the main squad of Rio Ave Futebol Clube, playing for 12 times, eight as a starter, always with nice exhibitions.
Still in the young teams, Nélson Monte served 13 caps for U-19 National Team, and already takes 2 calls for U-20.
Now called to represent the National Team in the U-20 World Cup, the player fulfill the wish he was feeding throughout the season.
The work, effort, dedication and love to football compensated.
Good luck Monte!